We'll Name You Our Champion If You Can Answer Half of These Jeopardy Questions!

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The first-ever episode of Jeopardy! aired in March of 1964. Fifty-five years have passed, and the show is still going strong, with over 8,000 episodes having aired. In that time, we've gotten to see how crazy smart some people are, which is why we now want to test you! Do you have what it takes to answer these real Jeopardy! questions and become our champion? Let's find out.

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1. This legal term literally means "something for something" in Latin...

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  1. Capre diem
  2. De facto
  3. Bona fide
  4. Quid pro quo
Quid pro quo is a phrase which is defined as a favor or advantage of some sort given in return for something else.
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2. People born under this sign love to be the center of attention; if you ignore them, they may roar...

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  1. Sagittarius
  2. Gemini
  3. Virgo
  4. Leo
Leos are people born on or between July 23rd and August 22nd. As fire signs, they are known for their big personalities and self-confidence.
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3. It's the capital of the province of Ontario...

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  1. New York
  2. Toronto
  3. Halifax
  4. Montreal
Toronto is the capital of Ontario and most populous city in Canada. It was established in 1793 and has a population of around 2.8 million.
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4. These are mashed to make hummus...

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  1. Potatoes
  2. Rice
  3. Chickpeas
  4. Chicken
Hummus is a spread or dip made from mashing chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini and garlic. It is a very popular Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dish.
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5. This brown bear gets its name from the white tips on its fur that make it appear streaked with gray...

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  1. Sloth bear
  2. Polar bear
  3. Giant panda
  4. Grizzly bear
The grizzly bear is also known as the North American brown bear. The females can weigh up to 400 pounds, whereas the males are almost twice that, at 700 pounds.
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6. This structure is the only moveable bone in the face...

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  1. The parietal bone
  2. The jaw
  3. The nasal bone
  4. The frontal bone
A human skull has 22 bones, only one of which (the jaw or mandible), can move.
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7. In a Grimms' fairy tale, this strange little man helps a miller's daughter spin straw into gold...

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  1. Scar
  2. Ursula
  3. Lady Tremaine
  4. Rumpelstiltskin
The origins of Rumpelstiltskin are kind of sketchy, but it was collected by the Brothers Grimm in their book, Children's and Household Tales in the 1800s.
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8. This dinosaur "king" could run as fast as 25 miles per hour and evidence suggests it was warm-blooded...

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  1. Spinosaurus
  2. Velociraptor
  3. Brachiosaurus
  4. Tyrannosaurus rex
In its time, the T-rex was one of the largest land carnivores. They roamed what is now known as North America.
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9. It's the official language of South America's largest country...

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  1. German
  2. Portuguese
  3. Spanish
  4. French
The largest country in South America is Brazil - the national language of which is Portuguese.
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10. Nearly 20% of France's population live in this city's metropolitan area...

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  1. Nice
  2. Marseille
  3. Lyon
  4. Paris
In January 2014, around 18.2% of the country's population lived in Paris. That number has been rumored to have dropped in the years following.
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11. This utensil, formed of a series of looped wires set in a handle is used to beat air into food...

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  1. Measuring spoons
  2. Can opener
  3. Whisk
  4. Colander
Whisks are most often used to add air into mixtures, particularly batters. They can be made out of plastic, metal or bamboo.
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12. In the billiards game named for this black object, you must sink it last...

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  1. The 1 ball
  2. The 10 ball
  3. The white ball
  4. The 8 ball
Billiards is said to have been first played sometime in the 15th century. The aim of the game is for each player to sink their seven balls and the 8-ball last. The player who does it first wins.
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13. On the periodic table, silver has this symbol...

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  1. Ve
  2. Si
  3. Ag
  4. Sl
The 'Ag' that represents silver in the periodic table comes from the Latin word 'argentum.' It's a transition metal with the atomic number 47.
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14. Quick breads differ from standard breads in that they're made with leavenings other than this...

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  1. Rice
  2. Yeast
  3. Flour
  4. Baking powder
In baking, yeast is a leavening agent (something that causes foaming and lightens the mixture). The first use of yeast in bread was seen in Ancient Egypt.
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15. When ripe, this vegetable is yellow; it's picked green for pickling & salads...

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  1. Zucchini
  2. Cucumber
  3. Eggplant
  4. Corn
A pickle is a cucumber that has been added to a brine or vinegar solution and has been left there for an extended amount of time, changing its taste and texture.
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16. At a track meet, it happens when a runner jumps the gun...

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  1. A bad start
  2. A pre-start
  3. A two-time start
  4. A false start
False starts are defined as movements by participants in sporting events (particularly racing) before they were signaled or permitted to be made.
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17. Scenes from the god Krishna's life are enacted during Janmasti, a festival of this religion...

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  1. Hinduism
  2. Christianity
  3. Paganism
  4. Islam
Krishna is one of the most well-known Gods in Hinduism. Janmashti is actually the celebration of his birth.
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18. It's said if these itch, you're about to get a kiss, so pucker up!

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  1. Your ears
  2. Your neck
  3. Your lips
  4. Your nose
Kissing superstiions have been around for quite a while. In addition to the itchy lips, there's also one about kissing The Blarney Stone for good luck, as well as not kissing someone on New Years Eve resulting in a year of loneliness.
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19. Tiny versions of these metal instruments are worn on the fingers of belly dancers...

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  1. Banjo
  2. Cymbals
  3. Accordion
  4. Drums
Finger cymbals or zills, are used in belly dancing. These zills can also be used to create a tambourine.
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20. Without these, there'd be no guacamole...

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  1. Potatoes
  2. Chick peas
  3. Apples
  4. Avocados
The primary ingredient in guacamole is avocados. Once ripe ones are mashed, a variety of ingredients like sea salt, lime juice and jalapenos are added.
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21. The bluefin type of this fish has been called "the king of ocean game," but it's canned, not crowned...

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  1. Catfish
  2. Carp
  3. Mahi-mahi
  4. Tuna
Atlantic bluefin tuna are one of the world's most lucrative industries when it comes to fishing. They are heavily targeted by the Japanese because it is often used in sushi.
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22. These people are known for a tenacity that can best be described as "crablike"...

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  1. Virgos
  2. Leos
  3. Cancers
  4. Capricorns
A Cancer is anyone born on or between June 21st and July 22nd. As a water sign, anyone born under this sign are considered to be emotional, compassionate and intuitive.
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23. A glazier doesn't work on donuts but installs these...

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  1. Houses
  2. Cakes
  3. Windows
  4. Pools
A glazier is a person who cuts, removes and installs glass - mainly dealing with windows and doors.
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24. This largest artery carries blood away from the heart...

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  1. The carotid
  2. The coronary
  3. The aorta
  4. The femoral
The aorta originates in the left ventricle of the heart and splits into two smaller arteries down toward the abdomen. It carries oxygenated blood to the body.
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25. The scarlet, lacy covering of the nutmeg provides this spice...

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  1. Mace
  2. Turmeric
  3. Cumin
  4. Bergamot
Mace, the spice, is made from the red covering of a nutmeg. It is removed from the nutmeg and put out to dry (where the color changes).
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26. God's first instructions to human beings were "be fruitful and" do this...

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  1. Ignore Satan
  2. Build a ship
  3. Obey me
  4. Multiply
In the book of Genesis, God tells Adam and Eve, "As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it."
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27. This country takes up an entire continent...

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  1. Singapore
  2. Greenland
  3. Trinidad
  4. Australia
Most people consider Australia to be an island continent. But countries like Papua New Guinea and New Zealand are also part of this continent.
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28. They've peppered the charts with hot hits like "Say You'll Be There" & "2 Become 1"...

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  1. The Spice Girls
  2. Little Mix
  3. Fifth Harmony
  4. The Pussycat Dolls
The Spice Girls are a British pop group that was formed in the 1994. It consists of five members, Scary Spice, Posh Spice, Sporty Spice, Baby Spice and Ginger Spice.
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29. It's the proper noun for a person from Cyprus...

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  1. A Cypriot
  2. A Cyprusian
  3. A Cyprian
  4. A Cypran
A native of Cyprus is called a Cypriot. The languages of this Mediterranean island are Greek and Turkish.
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30. Some cooks cool this before putting it on a cake; maybe that explains its "cold" name...

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  1. Icing
  2. Whipped cream
  3. Donuts
  4. Rice krispies treats
Also called frosting, icing is sweet glaze added to cakes for flavor and decoration. It is not necessary to cool it before adding it to a cake, but it is important to cool a cake before icing it.
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31. One reason horseshoes are considered lucky is that they're made of this magical metal...

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  1. Platinum
  2. Rose gold
  3. White diamonds
  4. Iron
Originally, horseshoes were made out of iron - a metal believed to ward off evil spirits. Another lucky factor was that they were held in place by seven nails.
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32. This "All of Me" singer & his wife Chrissy Teigen welcomed a baby daughter in 2016...

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  1. Blake Shelton
  2. John Legend
  3. Usher
  4. Adam Levine
John Legend is an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner known for his songs and more recently, his time as a coach on The Voice. He and Chrissy welcomed their second child, a boy (Miles) in May 2018.
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33. An amoeba is made up of only one of these basic units of life...

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  1. A cell
  2. A mole
  3. An atom
  4. A Joule
An amoeba is a unicellular organism capable of changing its shape. These extremely tiny cells are predatory and eat items like bacteria.
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34. This largest island of Greece is the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean...

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  1. Santorini
  2. Crete
  3. Corfu
  4. Mykonos
Of all the Greek islands, Crete is the largest. It has a population of over 630,000 people and an area of over 3200 square miles.
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35. The leatherback species is the largest of this group of cold-blooded animals...

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  1. Snakes
  2. Turtles
  3. Lizards
  4. Chameleon
The leatherback sea turtle is the largest of all living turtles. It doesn't have a bony shell, but has a carpace covered by oily flesh, hence its name.
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36. It's the legal tender in Greenland...

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  1. The taka
  2. The pound
  3. The Krone
  4. The Rupee
Greenland, like Denmark, uses the Danish krone. But the country does accept US dollars, Euros, British pounds and the Icelandic krona at certain businesses.
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37. The cheese often called American, for short, is a type of this cheese...

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  1. Cheddar
  2. Goat cheese
  3. Ricotta
  4. Brie
James Kraft found a way to create processed cheese in the 1910s which would come to be known as American cheese, despite not being traditional cheddar.
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38. Selene was the Greek goddess of this heavenly body; the Romans called her Luna...

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  1. The moon
  2. The asteroid belt
  3. The sun
  4. The milky way
In Greek mythology, Selene (Goddess of the Moon) was the sister of the Sun God, Helios, and the daughter of two Titans. She had more than fifty children.
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39. The English formerly referred to this flowering vegetable as "Italian asparagus"...

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  1. Eggplant
  2. Broccoli
  3. Bean sprouts
  4. Cabbage
Italians have considered brocooli to be a valuable food since the Roman Empire. When it first got to England in the 18th century, it was called "Italian asparagus."
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40. These sporting dogs are called "labs" for short...

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  1. Labrador retrievers
  2. Leonberger
  3. Lhasa apso
  4. Lakeland terrier
According to surveys, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.
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41. "Peter and Wendy" was J.M. Barrie's retelling of this play in book form...

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  1. Wreck-It-Ralph
  2. Hercules
  3. Peter Pan
  4. Tarzan
Peter Pan was written by J. M. Barrie, a novelist and playwright. It is the story of a boy who lives in a mythical world who never grows up.
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42. Despite being closest to the sun, this planet may have some ice in its polar regions...

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  1. Neptune
  2. Jupiter
  3. Mercury
  4. Earth
Mercury's ice is said to be located at the planet's North Pole. Because of the tilt of its axis, the planet's polar regions do not receive much direct sunlight.
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43. This sea mammal has a single tusk that keeps growing & growing & growing...

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  1. Polar bear
  2. A narwhal
  3. Sea otter
  4. Walrus
A narwhal is a medium-sized whale which also happens to have teeth. The males have a single tusk, which is actually a helix spiral canine (tooth). It never stops growing and can reach just over ten feet.
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44. He's the first person in the Bible to build a ship...

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  1. Noah
  2. Aaron
  3. Abraham
  4. Moses
Noah was instructed by God to build an ark, where he and his family, and a pair (one male and one female) of every living creature, would ride out the flood meant to cleanse the world.
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45. The wolf was sacred to this Roman God of War whose sons Romulus and Remus were suckled by a she-wolf...

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  1. Mars
  2. Apollo
  3. Zeus
  4. Poseidon
In the Roman pantheon, Mars was the God of War. His twins were born to the daughter of a former king. But they were abandoned and saved by a river god and were both eventually suckled by a she-wolf in a cave.
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46. This type of orange got its name because Chinese officials wore robes of a similar color...

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  1. A winesap
  2. A cortland
  3. A mandarin
  4. A granny Smith
In Chinese culture, the word mandarin represents so much, including their language. As an orange, it is smaller and more spherical than regular oranges.
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47. A DVM is a doctor of this kind of medicine...

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  1. Veterinary
  2. Pediatrician
  3. Neurologist
  4. Psychiatrist
DVM stands for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. The course of study can last anywhere between three and six years; it is preceeded by an undergraduate degree.
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48. Chile, Cuba and Texas each chose to display a single one of these on their flags...

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  1. A leaf
  2. A stripe
  3. A star
  4. A bird
These three flags all have one star on their flags. What's even more coincidental is that all three of them are also red, white and blue, and the stars can all be found towards the extreme left of each flag.
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49. This sign of the zodiac is often represented by a centuar shooting an arrow...

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  1. Pisces
  2. Capricorn
  3. Gemini
  4. Sagittarius
Sagittarius is the ninth sign in the astrological calendar and represents anyone born between the dates November 22nd to December 21st.
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50. This is the smallest member of the family of instruments that includes the cello...

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  1. The clarinet
  2. The piccolo
  3. The violin
  4. The flute
Also known as a fiddle, the violin, in addition to being the smallest member of the string instrument family, is also the most high-pitched.
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